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Notice to Service Providers regarding ECCE Fees Lists checks by CCCs

Notice to Service Providers regarding ECCE Fees Lists checks by CCCs

Dear Service Providers,

Your local City and County Childcare Committee officials may be in touch with you shortly regarding the checking of your service’s ECCE Fees Lists. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs requests that you engage with them accordingly. 

As you know, every year approximately 40% of Fees Lists submitted are checked for compliance against ECCE rules. The process this year is a little different and is as follows: 

1. The selected Service Provider sends a screenshot copy of their Fees List to their local CCC official for checking. 

2. The CCC official reviews the list and then liaises with the Service Provider to support and advise them if amendments are required.

3. The Service Provider amends their Fees List on the Hive and sends their local CCC official a screenshot of the amendments.

Regards,

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

 

 

DCYA notice on Parental Declarations

DCYA notice on Parental Declarations

Dear Service Provider

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs will accept confirmation of the acceptance of the ECCE, NCS, TEC Savers and CCSP Savers ‘Parental Declarations’ by the relevant parent either by email or by hard copy. This is the written agreement between the parent and the Service Provider.

 

Parents should be given the option of physically signing the agreement or agreeing to it by email. Parents who wish to avail of the email option should: 

·        be advised that in regard to data protection, the email is a less secure option as you have to share personal data with them over the internet via the email.

·        be asked to reconfirm the appropriate email address to use, 

 

The Service Provider should ensure that the correct Parental Declaration issues via the appropriate email address to the appropriate family. Providers are reminded that they agree to only process Shared Personal Data for the implementation of the relevant DCYA childcare programme. 

Parents opting for the email option should be asked to respond to your Parental Declaration email and it should be clear from the email chain that the parents agree to what is set out in their Parental Declaration document. Please see below for instruction on how to email the Parental Declaration.

ECCE – You will have the option to print a Parental Declaration form for each ECCE registration on the Early Years Hive. At this point, choose to save the file on your desktop. This can then be emailed to the parent. 

NCS – there is no automated parental agreement available for NCS. Please see this guide on how to create such an agreement. Once you have your template, you can email it to the parent. Please note that a signed copy of the Parental Agreement is required by legislation for NCS. 

TEC Savers and CCSP Saver - You will have the option to print a Parental Declaration form for each TEC Saver and CCSP Saver registration on the PIP Portal. At this point, choose to save the file on your desktop. This can then be emailed to the parent.

Thank you, 

Early Years Team

 

 

 

Reminder: Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grant applications

Reminder: Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grant applications

Dear Service Provider,

The application process for the Covid-19 Capital and RSP Grants will close at 5pm today, Friday 18th September. 

We encourage any service that wishes to apply or who has an application in draft to complete and submit their application as soon as possible.

Application guidelines can be found below and are also under ‘COVID-19 Reopening Documents’ on the Useful Links page of the Early Years Hive:

• COVID-19 Capital 2020 Grant Guidelines

• Reopening Support Programme Application Guidelines

If you have any queries, please raise a Service Request on the Early Years Hive or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you, 

Early Years Team

 

Suspension of the 4 Week Attendance Rule for Savers in the 2020/2021 CCSP Saver Programme

Suspension of the 4 Week Attendance Rule for Savers in the 2020/2021 CCSP Saver Programme

The Department of Children, has suspended the CCSP Saver Programme rule where an eligible Saver must be in attendance at a Tusla registered service within 4 weeks of the service opening. DCYA will now allow an eligible Saver to maintain their saver status if in attendance and registered on PIP before the close of current programme year i.e. up to and including Friday 13th August 2021 in order. The CCSP Saver Programme rules document will be amended to reflect this important change.

As in previous programme years the registration will apply from the date the child first attends the service, it will not be backdated to the beginning of the programme year. Registrations can only be made on PIP during Saver Management Windows. 

An eligible Saver is a child who was a beneficiary of the CCSP programme on the 15th November 2019, prior to the launch of the National Childcare Scheme subject to the normal age rules of the CCSP programme.

It is important to note this is not a re-opening of the CCSP programme to new entrants.

 

Learner Fund Bursary 2020

Learner Fund Bursary 2020

Fingal County Childcare Committee on behalf of DCYA are pleased to announce that a new round of the Learner Fund Bursary has commenced on the 14th September 2020. 

The Learner Fund Bursary is open to all new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. Dublin City Childcare Committees (CCC) will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications.

The following rules apply to the Graduate Bursary:

The qualification for which the bursary is paid must be either:

a.       On the DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications list and indicated as meeting the qualification requirements for room leader – higher capitation.

Or

b.       The applicant must hold a letter of eligibility to practice from DCYA which states that the qualification meets the standard for the higher capitation rate.

  • The award must be placed at level 7/8/9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and achieved in the academic years 2014 - 2020 
  • The qualification achieved must be a full major award as the Bursary will not be paid for partially completed awards
  • In the case of Childminders, the award must be placed at Level 5/6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and achieved in the academic years 2014 to 2020 inclusive
  •  The bursary amount will be €750.

To request a copy of  the eligibility criteria see the Bursary Rules document and Bursary Application Form to apply for the Graduate or Childminder Learner Fund Bursary 2020, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request a copy.

If you would like to speak with a member of our team to discuss your eligibility email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (01) 4851727 

 

Deadline for submission of applications for Learner Fund is 23rd October 2020 at 5pm